Leura Autumn Harvest Festival


Saturday 10th May 2014


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Come and enjoy the changing of the autumn leaves and visit Leura Village Autumn Harvest Festival and do the full circuit to Mt Tomah Gardens TomahROMA Autumn Sustainable Food and Wine Festival.

Now in its 11th year, TomahROMA will this year include about 30 stallholders from the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury regions: fresh juice and cider from local Bilpin apples; wine from Mudgee; handmade bags from Woodford; cupcakes from Penrith; and plants propagated by the Growing Friends, volunteers at the botanic garden – just a small taste of the variety of lovingly made regional produce visitors will be able to sample and buy.

MtTomah food and wine

1920s Radio Plays at Mountain Heritage Retreat

Sunday 23rd February 2014

Diamond as Big as the Ritz and Jane Goes into the Christmas Card Business

Don your best 20s gear and head to the Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa Retreat ballroom and enjoy Radio Plays “Diamond as Big as the Ritz” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and “Jane Goes into the Christmas Card Business” by Goodman Ace. Great Prize for the best 20s outfit, audience acclaim will pick the winner.


Date: Sunday, 23rd 

February 2014
Time: 2:30pm
Venue: Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa Retreat
Cost: $15pp + Booking fee

Tel: (02) 4782 2155
Email: contactus@mountainheritage.com.au
Website: www.mountainheritage.com.au

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival – Performances & Workshops




Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February 2014


The Blue Mountains Ukulele Group presents one of the most fun and unique events of the year…..

The fifth annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival!

On Saturday the 8th February there will be performances and workshops from acts from across Australia. The workshops are for all levels from beginners through to advanced including a workshop to introduce you to song writing.

We will be using the iconic Carrington hotel as our backdrop to the Festival.

This is your opportunity to see Australia’s best musicians who also happen to play ukulele in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

We believe there are only two types of people in the world, those that play ukulele and those people who want to play ukulele!

Date: Friday 7th February, Saturday, 8th February & Sunday 9th February 2014
Time: Friday 7th February -SOLD OUT, Saturday, 8th February 10:00am & Sunday 9th February 10:00am
Venue: The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
Cost: Workshops FREE, Dinner $ 62PP – SOLD OUT !

Tel: 0412 228 326
Email: robbocx@tpg.com.au
Website: www.bluemugs.com.au

New Year’s Eve in the mountains

Come, welcome in the New Year at one of the fabulous Blue Mountains Vintage Tourism venues….


Join the Mat Hatters Tea Party at the Carrington, celebrate dinner at Echoes or Lilianfels or just watch the stars light up the sky in peace and quiet. Whatever you are searching for, you’ll find it in the Blue Mountains…

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It’s back again – the Roaring 20’s this February

Roaring 20’s & All That Jazz Festival in the Blue Mountains 

1 – 24th February 2014

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The celebration of decadence, architecture and jazz music will continue with a dizzying round of costumed balls and high teas, historical walks, fashion parades, outrageous (for the time) dancing and jazz music.

There will be the Leura Long Lunch, 1920s-themed transport rallies and film nights, garden tours, murder mysteries, radio plays, vintage sports and more. Check out the programme and book your accommodation early so you don’t miss out!

Katoomba and Southern Blue Mountains Attractions Pristine

Well who would believe that on October 12th last year we were a foot deep in snow!

The bush fires that affected the Springwood and Lithgow areas in the last couple of weeks of October have now been downgraded and are no longer causing concern to the main tourist areas of Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls.

We are fortunate at Crimson Villa to have the Regional Emergency Centre close by and the South Katoomba Fire Brigade in the bushland reserve in front of us providing an extra safety net.

We also have our own fire plan in place for our guests and have done fire protection works to our front garden as fire mitigation to make us a safer place.

map fires October 2013

All the main tourist attractions are open as are the main walking tracks on the southern side of the highway. Scenic World, 3 Sisters and even the trip to Jenolan Caves are all available to enjoy.

See map of where fires were….


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Blue Mountains fires October 2013